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LIVINGSTON HORSES REACH LOUISVILLE. Thirteen Two-Year-Olds in the String, of Which Eleven Are from Abroad. By C. A. Bcrgin. Louisville. Ky., April 10. — The largest and best collection of imported two year-olds to reach Churchill Downs in a long time got in today, when fourteen English youngsters, belonging to Jefferson Livingston, and in charge of Louis Tanber. were unloaded at the local track. This splendid aggregation comprised part of the twenty head making nil Mr. Livingstons second division, all of Which wintered unusually well at Palmetto Park. Charles-town. S. C. The other horses in the shipment were two American-bred two year-olds, and the older bene*, Royal II.. Fleuro. Hanlon and I.ingtal. All of the horses arrived here in splendid condition and. having been kept in training all winter, they should lx- fit and ready when the Kentucky spring season rolls around. The foreign-bred eolts and fillies that will carry Mr. Livingstons silks are sons and daughters of Mushroom, Spearmint, Ampclion. Thrush. Poly mollis. Senseless, Llangibby and Day Comet, and have sueli dams as Potamides, Jovial Jane. Anne Rolevn. Roundelay and Royal Anno. They were purchased last summer by Joseph Putters on cable advices from Mr. Livingston. Beth Mr. Livingston and his trainer believe these British youngsters to be one of the finest bands of young thoroughbreds brought to this country from Europe within the past ten years. Having had the advantage of southern training, they are perhaps farther advanced than the foreign and home bred youngsters that have wintered in limes further north. They have matured handsomely and escaped the distempers incident to winter training. They will be kept busy all this year if they fill all of the stake engagements Mr. Livingston lias made for them. They have been named for all of the two-year old fixtures in Kentucky. New York and Canada. Their first appearance under colors will prohahty be in the Basbfard Manor stakes, the Churchill Downs spring seasons chief two year-old fixture in which they will meet with the best of the home-breds. Royal II. Appears Sounder than Ever. Royal II.. now five yean old. is one of Mr. Livingstons earliest importations from England. During his two years of racing in this country the horse has won many handicaps and purses and in the coming racing season, along with Col. Vennie. he will be the stables standard hearer in many of tli.- stakes and handicaps to be decided on all" the big tracks. Royal II. appears to have derived much benefit from his sojourn at Charleston, for he is apparently better and sounder than ever. Hanlon and I.ingtal. both four-year-olds, an coming back to the races after a years retirement. ■cither Laving started last year. The year previous Ilnnl-m bad Started in four raeos. while I.ingtal ace* tin barrier on only one occasion, this being his only race in this country. Both borate are ill perfect health, and have fully re-| covered from the ailment that caused their tem-i Horary withdrawal from racing. Fleuro. the remaining one of the older division, is another of Mr. Livingstons early importations. Last year he was named in the Kentucky Derby, but did not start, owing to a slight illness that attacked bim in the early spring. He also appears to have recovered his health, and is ready to go on and train for the soring season. Following is a list of the Livingston foreign-bred two-year-olds: Auruiii. b. c. b Mushroom- Royal Anne. Day. b. c. by Day Comet — l.eantiful Sight. Pelniau. b. c. by Fugleman— Pelieia. Frances Crawford, b. f. by Thrush — Jovial Jane. Oibby. br. c. by Llangibby — Roundelay. Lion. b. c. by Ampclion Iotaniides. Lease, br. o. by Senseless Anne Roloyil. Mollis, b. f. by Poly mollis Spangled. Paaay, blk. f. by Cherry King — Desamora. Regal Lodge, b. c, by Peppo — Oriana. Spearleiio, b. e. by Spearmint, mare by Cyllciit — Thimble. The American -breds are: Mather, b. e. by Martinet -Lady Esther. Miss Bonrro. eh. f. by Tony Boaer* --Busy Miss. Concerning the Wi.:kliffe Stables Juveniles. Trainer John Wlialen of the Wieklifie stable, has decided that the two-year-olds Booth Fork. Loaf Totigue and Shepherd King will not stand training this year and has had the trio traaaferred to Kingston Farm. Shepherd King is a half brother to Luke MoLuke and Pandean and a C*H of splendid physique, Ho showed speed in his early trials. The stable, however. v»i!l not be weakened, as three other young horses that have been at the firm will replace the others in the training stable at the Downs. The newcomers are Div-rsiou. a three-year-old filly by Sweei»— Dominoes; Royal Oue-d. throe . v.. u- old filly by Roi liorodo — Vnhroii. b-ing a sister to The l-trarch: and Federal Girl, a three-year-old filly by Ultimtis— -Sylvia Dunbar. The schooling of the two-year-olds to the barrier is now on in earnest at both local tracks and every day groups of the youngsters are being given their first lessons in how to comport theater tree while at the past. At the Downs the big strings of Corrigan and McJUaaey, J. E. Madden and F. J. Nolan figure asset prominent Iy. v. bib- at Douglas lark the youngsters belonging to W. 11. Baker, Williams Brothers, J. W. Schorr and P. A. Jonos are the most conspicuous. Jockeys Hugh and Rufus Shilling. younger brothers of former jockey Carroll Shilling, have reai lied Chun-hill Downs from Tijuana. The first named rode with some success at the far western track and is ready to ride on the Kentucky tracks this spring. His engagements will be made by Carroll. The other boy did not ride at Tijuana. Ho •assets, however, to resume riding this spring. and Mill probably accept mounts on the tracks of the Canadian circuit. William Hunt, a colored groom, employed in Unstable of Conigan and McKiniiey, was today removed to the City Hospital, to undergo an operation for appendicitis.